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Poster: mamtmultim Date: Dec 29, 2012 11:42am
Forum: forums Subject: Using archive.org as a host for experimental VHS-works

Good afternoon,

I am in the process of creating a small website to house some self-made abstract/non-narrative short films created on VHS tape.

Transferring these tapes in archival quality takes up approximately 13GB per hour. Most of my files are much shorter than one hour, but each of the transfers takes up a decent amount of space, generally somewhere between 3GB and 7GB each.

I do not currently have the resources to host these files myself; YouTube is out of the question because I am not willing to give all of my personal information to Google. At some point fairly near in the future, I will be running a few simple LAMP servers from home, so once those are working I should be able to host these video files myself.

Until then, I am wondering if it would raise an issue for me to create an item in Community Video to house these VHS transfers. The derived 512Kb MPEG4 files would be embedded on this website which I mentioned previously.

Before I do this, though, I felt it would be a good idea to check with the sysadmins here to see if my uploading these files would cause fatal stress to your servers.

mamtmultim

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Dec 29, 2012 9:44pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Using archive.org as a host for experimental VHS-works

the size of the files is not an issue so long as you have a method to upload files that large. 512Kb mp4 files are no longer derived. we now derive h.264 mp4 files instead.

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Poster: mamtmultim Date: Dec 30, 2012 3:52pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Using archive.org as a host for experimental VHS-works

I see. Thank you for your reply. I will go ahead and begin uploading files.

Before I do so, though, I have some final questions: Would it be better for me to create one item and upload my individual video files into it, or to create one item per video-work? Also, is it possible to upload a video without giving it a CC license or dedicating it to the public domain?

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Jan 1, 2013 12:41am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Using archive.org as a host for experimental VHS-works

since metadata is t the item page level, not file level, it is best to create separate items so that good metadata can be added to each item.

licensing and rights declarations are up to you. you do not need to choose any license if that is what you wish.